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My GP has subscribed me Flucloxacillin 500mg 4 times a day for an eye infection. Are these ok to take when I have liver cirrhosis?

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Prescribed them too lol

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Hi

I've had them too, when I asked gp if they'd be ok he assured me they would be. I was prescribed nitrofurantoin from an out of hours GP last Sunday. I was reading the leaflet that came with them to be careful if you have liver disease or diabetes. I phoned my drs on Monday and she said take for 5 days instead of 7!! Got be careful but I think this warning is probably on most meds. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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Hello JanunM

Firstly hi! Hope you don't mind me commenting on your request about medication advice. Unfortunately as far as I'm aware know one on this forum is medically qualified to give advice on medication. Without being offensive can I suggest you either speak with your GP, consultant or your clinical nurse specialist who understands your medical records!

May I wish you all the very best !:

Take Care

Trish

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Slaines1952,

I find that some people on this site are far more informed about liver cirrhosis than most GP's. My consultant would know what's best, but I only get to see her every 6 months.

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Cheers for reply!

I'm guessing Im' one of the lucky ones who can speak with my clinical nursing specialist by email if I'm concerned about anything!:

Take care my friend and all the very best.

Regards Trish

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Ask your pharmacist. They have to know about this ,its their job. There are a lot of well informed people on here but advising on blood results or meds is a no no. When I saw the consultant last week I asked about the meds I was on for other health problems. He said that it is down to what are the consequences of not taking the meds? I said I no longer too ibuprofen which he agreed was a threat to my liver. 4 paracetamol a day is ok. Buprenorphine patches take the top edge off my arthritic pain and I looked it up on NICE. Lower risk than a lot of painkillers, plus consultant said being in severe pain justifies using the patch. Eyesight is precious, so your pharmacist can check out contra indications.

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Drs know very little about medication.

Your pharmacist is the best one to ask about interactions or side effects.

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Very true. The pharmacists are vastly knowledgable on what interactions the meds they give have.

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